“If we try to eradicate the sin from our own lives without getting at the lies, we will become frustrated, religious, and exhausted. We will fall into the same trap of legalism we condemn the Pharisees of. Sin is like the leaves and fruit of the tree. The lies we believe are the root. The lies are planted in the soil (the flesh), and watered by the words and actions of the devil until the deadly fruit appears. We eat the poisonous fruit and become spiritually weak, even sick unto death. We can pick off leaves until we are “blue in the face” and still struggle to obtain His righteousness. Jesus said that I have come that they might have life and life more abundantly; not so we could cope and call ourselves survivors.” -Marjorie Cole p. 14 Setting Captives Free